Working in partnership with state, local and federal agencies, the SeaWorld Rescue Teams are on call around the clock to help ill, injured or orphaned animals in need of expert care.
Hurricane Harvey Animals Flown to Save Haven
The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has been described by families and homeowners on news networks globally. There are those, however, who cannot share their stories – the orphaned pets in shelters that are facing displacement due to the influx of thousands of animals who need shelter as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
64 dogs and cats were rescued from various shelters in the Houston area and gathered at Best Friends Total Pet Care in Spring, Texas. The furry and four-legged passengers were then driven to Austin, Texas and were being flown across the country to their new temporary, safe and secure home at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
This extraordinary rescue was made possible by donated manpower from the Helen Woodward Animal Center, and both SeaWorld San Antonio’s and SeaWorld San Diego’s Rescue Teams and volunteers.
SeaWorld Texas and Florida Rescue Teams Join Forces to Save Entangled Dolphin
The SeaWorld San Antonio Rescue Team joined forces with the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team as well as The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and members of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network to help rescue a bottlenose dolphin that was found entangled in fishing gear near South Padre Island in Texas.
After hours of searching, the devoted rescue teams retrieved the dolphin and removed more than three pounds of fishing gear that entangled the animal, including hooks, leaders, fishing line and more.
Once the dolphin was rescued and detangled, a SeaWorld Veterinarian and Animal Care Staff assessed the animal, gave it a complete physical checkup, took blood samples and cultures and gave the dolphin antibiotics for possible infection due to the entanglement. The animal was released back in to the ocean.